Samus Aran
 member, 431 posts
 Author, game designer
 Part-time Metroid fighter
Fri 26 Jun 2020
at 02:55
Blue Planet (probably not with its native system)
I think Blue Planet is a fascinating setting that would be tremendous fun to explore. I'd like to play it, but probably not in its native system. Though there is a free 3rd edition starter out now, so maybe the rules are better. SW feels like it might work; RIFTS showed that it can handle some actually powerful PCs, so having cetaceans should be a cinch—even an orca, for all its power, is not the biggest fish in the Poseidon sea, and comes with plenty of drawbacks to balance it out.

Heavy themes of exploration, mystery, and the majestic, frightening, alien power of the deeps with all the secrets it holds sounds good to me.

Anyone else?
Tyrantula
 member, 2 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2020
at 22:14
Blue Planet (probably not with its native system)
I'm not deeply familiar with the setting, but this sounds like it would be a good match for the Legacy: Life Among the Ruins worldbook Worldfall, which sees each player taking control of both a political faction and an individual character in a newly-formed colony. It takes a lot of its overall feel from Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, and was worked on by someone who also worked on Eclipse Phase, if I remember correctly.
Samus Aran
 member, 446 posts
 Author, game designer
 Part-time Metroid fighter
Fri 3 Jul 2020
at 07:15
Blue Planet (probably not with its native system)
Bump. Blue Planet for the masses? I'll even try it in its native 3E system or whatever, if you prefer.